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Entrecampos Masterplan in Lisbon, Portugal by PROMONTORIO

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Article source: PROMONTORIO

Built next to the campus of the University of Lisbon, the Entrecampos Square is the largest urban regeneration scheme under development in Lisbon since the Expo’98. Like so many other cities in Europe, Lisbon has been loosing inhabitants to the outer rings of the metropolitan area. In addition to macro-scale factors, like the declining birth rate and the persistence of rent-controlled contracts, the cost of housing in city centres has become prohibitive for young people.

Image Courtesy © PROMONTORIO

  • Architects: PROMONTORIO
  • Project: Entrecampos Masterplan
  • Location: Avenida das Forcas Armadas, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Client EPUL: (Empresa Publica de Urbanizacao de Lisboa)
    Landscape Architecture João Nunes (PROAP)
  • Programme: Mixed-use development with housing (67,000 sq.m), retail (12,000 sq.m), offices (24,000 sq.m), art centre (9,000 sq.m) and parking (3,500)
  • Gross Built: Area 112,000 sq.m (plus 130,000 sq.m below grade)
  • Project Status: 2004 (master planning) – 2004 (approved by the municipal)
  • Software used: ArchiCAAD, Acrobat Pro, Adobe Illustrate

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FoFoFo – Folding Forbo Folie in Porto, Portugal by Alexandre loureiro

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Article source: Alexandre loureiro

For the WIP13 (Work in Progress 2013) competition under the Projecto Casa event, one was challenged to build a 2X2m stand that could express a innovative and experimental use of some particular construction materials. Linoleum, a versatile product used many times in domestical spaces, has a wide range of application in the architecture of spaces due to its unique characteristics that can render to the surfaces a high quality and comfort to the domestic environment.

Image Courtesy © Susana Neves

  • Architects: Alexandre loureiro
  • Project: FoFoFo – Folding Forbo Folie
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Photography: Susana Neves

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Escritório em S. João da Madeira in Portugal by Nelson Resende Arquitecto

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Article source: Nelson Resende Arquitecto

The place, a small existent area in a commercial and residential building, is located near the São João da Madeira’s Court, and it provides good accessibility conditions, as solar exposition, parking and a central location. Despite the dimensions, this place allows the conditions to install a lawyer’s office, with the essential needs solved, as a small place to attend and receive the clients, a small washroom and the office itself.

Image Courtesy © Inês D’Orey 

  • Architects: Nelson Resende Arquitecto
  • Project: Escritório em S. João da Madeira
  • Location: Rua Pedro Álvares Cabral, nº 9, São João da Madeira
  • Photography: Inês D’Orey
  • Project and Construction date: 2011
  • Client: Dra. Sandra R. Almeida
  • Construction: José Cerqueira
  • Construction area: 49,80m2
  • Levels: 1 level

Eskada Club Porto in Portugal by AAMD

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Article source: AAMD

Drawing on themes from luxury, glamorous and trendy blends Eskada Club Porto stands for an invigorating atmosphere. Thought from a range of differently design rooms, each with its own special feature it has achieved a unique environment out of the mix between past, present and future.

Image Courtesy © Joao Morgado – Architecture 

Rua, Restaurant/Bar in Porto, Portugal by Proj3ct and Pluggo

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Article source: Proj3ct and Pluggo

Located on the blooming nightlife district of Oporto’s downtown, RUA occupies the ground floor of an old building facing a narrow yet busy street. The vacant space matched in many ways the traditional construction  of Oporto old city center: narrow lots with high openings and ceilings, the extensive use of granite stone and local painted ceramic tiles (“azulejo”) on the façades, the appropriation of small and cozy patios. The relation towards the street was quite effective and dominant, as it could be enhanced towards the existing patio.

Image Courtesy © rxg3d

  • Architects: Proj3ct and Pluggo (co-authorship)
  • Project: Rua, Restaurant/Bar
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Type: commercial
  • Client: Apogeu da Ribalta, lda.
  • Gross area: 146 sqm.
  • Engineering: Logacústica
  • Photography / rendering: rxg3d
  • Date: 2012
  • Status: under construction

Rio de Moinhos Open Air Theatre in Abrantes, Portugal by Ateliermob

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Article source: Ateliermob

Following an international competition for the banks of the Tagus River in four counties in central Portugal where ateliermob got the first prize, they were asked to design three projects in the municipality of Abrantes.

Image Courtesy © Zoraima de Figueiredo

  • Architects: Ateliermob
  • Project: Rio de Moinhos Open Air Theatre
  • Location: Rio de Moinhos, Abrantes, Portugal
  • Photography: Zoraima de Figueiredo
  • Promoter: Câmara Municipal de Abrantes (city council)
  • Construction: Construforte – Sociedade de construções e Empreitadas, Lda
  • Team: Andreia Salavessa and Tiago Mota Saraiva with Vera João, João Torres, Ana Luísa Cunha, Zofia Józefowicz and Sophia Walk (competition: Carolina Condeço, Nuno Ferreira)
  • Structures: Betar Estudos , José Pedro Venâncio and Maria do Carmo Vieira
  • Lights: João Pedro Osório

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College CEBES in Oporto, Portugal by Oval Arch Studios

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Article source: Oval Arch Studios

The project proposes a building that is based on the integration in the surrounding environment characterized by single-family luxury homes, volumes somewhat fragmented, with balconies and rooftops. Thus, in this context, we maintain very distinctive identity on Avenue Marechal Gomes da Costa (the surrounding haracterized by this avenue, with an urban character of low density allows easy access to major highways and ensures stability of the building pattern of the area), and created a proposal for a volume that integrates elements of popular architecture and contemporary design with presenting a building with residential architecture characteristics.Therefore, the volume proposed is defined by the rhythms of the architectonic gramar, by the glazed openings and based upon the design of a family house.

Image Courtesy © João Morgado

  • Architects: Oval Arch Studios
  • Project: College CEBES
  • Location: Oporto, Portugal
  • Photography: João Morgado
  • Team: OVAL – arch. Avelino Oliveira, arch. Gil Brito, arch. Elina Briede, arch.Catarina Ferreira.
  • Finished: 2012
  • Construction: Triplano

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Godinho’s House in Porto, Portugal by Ressano Garcia Arquitectos

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Article source: Ressano Garcia Arquitectos

The house is located in a long and narrow plot. There was an existing house which was six meters large and twenty long, the new building had to use the same footprint and expanded to three floors. The south elevation faces the street and at the back of the house, the garden. The living and dining rooms overlook the garden through a large window, so the house can be flooded with natural light all day long. Both social areas bring the garden inside, an intimate atmosphere surrounded by stone walls and boulders, previously located underground.

Image courtesy Ressano Garcia Arquitectos 

Companhia das Culturas in S. Bartolomeu, Portugal by Ressano Garcia Arquitectos

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Article source: Ressano Garcia Arquitectos

Companhia das Culturas is an old rural farm that has been completely redesigned to accommodate cultural events. The project aims to value local cultural expressions and make use of contemporary technologies to achieve a high standard of sustainability.

Image Courtesy © Manuel Aguiar

  • Architects: Ressano Garcia Arquitectos
  • Project: Companhia das Culturas
  • Location: S. Bartolomeu, Portugal
  • Photography: Manuel Aguiar
  • Software used: FormZ, illustrator and progeCAD

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Interior Renovation of Restaurant – Porto II in Portugal by Miguel Nery Arquitectura

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Article source: Miguel Nery Arquitectura

The project brief involved a restaurant, that was once considered a point of reference in the city, occupying a plot measuring 5×60 meters, a minimal budget and the customer’s wish for it to be able to function with ease throughout its long daily opening period (8 a.m. to midnight). The proposed solution attempts to take advantage of the full potential of the existing space (both interior and exterior), thereby reducing the work to a minimum.

Image courtesy Miguel Nery Arquitectura 

  • Architects: Miguel Nery Arquitectura
  • Project: Interior renovation of Restaurant – Porto II
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Collaboration: COR-Architects
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